San Diego State University reported three new cases of COVID-19 among off-campus students on Friday.
On Friday, SDSU confirmed three new positive COVID-19 cases among off-campus students. Two of the students who tested positive are connected to one of the student cases confirmed on Thursday. The third case is related to one of the cases confirmed on Wednesday.
The university stated that the three new cases are not connected to each other, but due to their connection to previously reported cases all individuals were already quarantining in compliance with public health guidelines.
On Thursday, two students who both live off-campus in San Diego tested positive for COVID-19. And on Wednesday, two other students, who also live off-campus in San Diego tested positive for COVID-19.
The university confirmed that all four cases reported on Wednesday and Thursday are independent cases and are not connected to one another.
All students are recovering and are away from campus.
All seven students did not interact with any SDSU employees outside of the Student Health Services Outdoor COVID-19 test collection booth and were not in any other spaces utilized by the campus community, the school said.
SDSU has contacted and identified all the individuals known to have direct contact with the students.
SDSU began administering tests at its Student Health Services on Aug. 11 and has administered 171 COVID-19 tests. Out of the 171 tests, only seven have come back positive.
Since March 2020, SDSU is aware of 32 students, faculty, staff, or independent contractors on either SDSU campuses who have received a confirmed COVID-19 test during the pandemic.
No other information was given.
SDSU started the fall semester this week. Most classes for the fall semester are held online but about 200 classes that require hands-on instructions will be held in person with safety measures in mind, the school said.
Last week, members of the Interfraternity Council at SDSU voted to hold all events virtually to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
SDSU is encouraging everyone who comes to campus to wear facial coverings at all times, maintain social distance, and avoid gatherings of people.
"Please be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and contact your healthcare provider or a medical facility if you do not feel well. If you become ill, you are not to attend classes or go to work until you are well. Students should also inform Student Health Services by calling 619-594-4325," the school said in an email sent to students.